Intradco helps Bertus the rhino reach new home at Batu Secret Zoo in Indonesia

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June 04, 2018: As part of an endangered species-breeding programme, animal transportation specialist Intradco Global has helped to transport a 2.5 tonne male rhino Bertus - one-horned rhino from Edinburgh Zoo to Batu Secret Zoo in Indonesia.

The rhino who even has own celebrity Twitter account @swipe_rhino – was born in 2008 and now reaching sexual maturity, it is hoped he will help boost the population of rhinos.

The charter operation was performed in close cooperation with Mileinair and Chapman Freeborn Poland.

Intradco arranged the air transport from Luxembourg (LUX) to Surabaya (SUB) by offering a part-charter solution on a Qatar Boeing 777 Freighter.

To ensure his comfort and well-being he was joined on board the aircraft by two veterinary professionals and two Intradco specialists who oversaw the safe loading and unloading requirements.

Speaking on behalf of Intradco Global, Tom Lamb said: “Hopefully Bertus will be a significant boost to the endangered species breeding programme – increasing the ex-situ numbers and helping to create more awareness of the challenges these impressive animals face in the wild.” Mileinair is a forwarding company, which is specialised in organising an international transport of living animals. 

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